All about organic food


organic food picWhen people see the word “organic”, they think of organic food. Although organic foods account for about 2% of total food sales throughout the world (and about 4% in the U.S.), that number continues to grow. In the U.S. alone, organic products are available in over 20,000 natural food stores and over 73% of conventional grocery stores and supermarkets. Now more than ever, consumers wishing to go organic have a large selection of products to choose from. Organic baby food, pastries, pet food, TV dinners, snacks and produce head the list. A recent survey by the United Soybean Board showed that U.S. consumers are willing to increase their spending on healthier foods.

More and more farmers are adopting organic methods. Corn, soybeans, poultry and dairy are the fasted-growing organic categories. Over 2.3 million acres have been dedicated to organic cropland and pasture in the United States (Economic Research Service, 2002). In some parts of the country, demand for organic milk is outpacing supply. Many consumers fear the effects of bovine growth hormone, which is widely used with non-organic cattle. As a result, more consumers are looking into organic beef. Concerns about hormones and antibiotics in poultry have led to the purchase of more organic eggs and organic, free-range chicken. Organic cheese, butter, yogurt, and ice cream have also hit the market.

Walk into almost any supermarket, and you can see an increasing selection of organic foods – from snacks, fruits and vegetables, pasta sauces, and even pet food. And why not? Conventionally processed foods contain additives that can cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. More consumers are willing to pay more for foods that are free of trans fats, which are found in conventional processed foods. Half of the survey respondents said they would probably not purchase items with trans fats listed on the label.

There’s no better time than the present to “go organic.”

Below are links to the major organic food categories being offered today. These offerings will continue to develop. Our New Products page will highlight new organic foods as they arrive on the market. Web links will provide you with additional information and/or online ordering. Companies marked with an asterisk are personal favorites.

Many consumers have expressed concern over the number of acquisitions of organic product companies by multi-national conglomerates such as ConAgra and Coca-Cola.

Organic ways of getting rid of acne


It’s possible to spend a fortune on chemical treatments for acne. But naturally I prefer to sort my problem out with organic treatments. Here’s some that you can try.


Honey is a natural anti-biotic and great for your skin. You could apply it using a face mask by mixing it up with cinnamon and nutmeg. Then wash with warm water and a towel. It removes any excess oil and moisturizes the skin.

Apple cider vinegar toner

Mix up apple cider vinegar with witch hazel (alcohol free) . It is the exfoliating acids in the cider that is so good for calming acne, it balances up the PH of the skin

Acne facial oil

Mix up jojoba oil with carrot seed oil. The jojoba is really good for mopping up sebum but doesn’t dry the skin out, while the carrot seed oil is great for skin healing.

Baking soda

Baking soda can be effective as an exfoliant if mixed up with water and applied to any areas affected by acne. Leave it on the body for a few minutes before taking a shower. But be careful you don’t put too much on because the high amount of alkaline in the baking soda can be damaging for the skin.

Enessa Clove

This is a more expensive treatment but can be good for getting rid of hormonal acne. It is a blend of clove oil and other essential oils.


Taking a course of acupuncture can also be very effective for getting rid of acne, but you won’t be able to do this easily yourself, you’ll need to go to an acupuncturist to get it done.

Hope some of these natural organic remedies help solve your acne problem.

Get more information on acne here.